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Central University of Bihar (CUSB) Achieves Category-1 Status From UGC

Recently, the Central University of Bihar (CUSB) achieved a significant milestone as the University Grants Commission (UGC) granted it Category-1 status. This accomplishment holds particular significance in a state where state universities encounter accreditation challenges and academic performance issues.

Significance of Category-1 Status

  • The Category-1 status granted to CUSB by the UGC signifies its recognition as a university with academic autonomy.
  • This status streamlines administrative processes, exempts the university from routine inspections, and makes it eligible for research grants.
  • Moreover, it enables CUSB to introduce new courses, programs, schools, or centers within its existing academic framework without seeking prior approval.

Implications of Category-1 Status

  • With Category-1 status, CUSB gains the autonomy to establish off-campus centers or constituent units, initiate skill-based courses, and establish research parks and incubation centers.
  • Additionally, the university can now admit foreign students and recruit faculty from globally renowned institutions, fostering international collaborations and enhancing academic diversity.

Impact on Higher Education Landscape

  • The elevation of CUSB to Category-1 status is a significant development for Bihar, a state experiencing high student migration in pursuit of quality education.
  • By offering academic autonomy and research opportunities, CUSB aims to become a preferred destination for higher education, contributing to the state’s educational growth.

Recognition and Accreditation

  • CUSB’s journey to Category-1 status began with its NAAC A++ rating in 2023, placing it among esteemed institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
  • As the only central university from the 2009 cohort to achieve this distinction, CUSB’s success underscores its commitment to academic excellence and institutional advancement.

Motivating Excellence

  • The categorization of universities by the UGC serves to recognize and reward high-quality institutions while encouraging others to aspire for similar achievements.
  • By providing greater autonomy, the UGC aims to empower universities to generate resources independently, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence in higher education.

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